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Die-Off Sparks Questions About Sturgeon Survival In A Changing Climate

Salmon are a touchstone in the Northwest... in food, in nature, and now, in the damage wrought by the ongoing drought: less than half of returning Sockeye are expected to survive to the end of summer. But another important fish is dying in unprecedented numbers too: the massive white sturgeon native to the Columbia River.
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Protesters who dangled from the St. Johns Bridge over the Willamette River in Portland drew a lot of attention toward Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

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Law enforcement and firefighters have begun removing demonstrators who spent two straight days dangling from a bridge or paddling kayaks to blockade a Shell Oil icebreaker bound for the Arctic.

Oregon Public Broadcasting News reporter Amelia Templeton described the scene Thursday afternoon around the Willamette River's St. Johns Bridge — which is downriver from where the icebreaker Fennica was docked.

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A federal judge has found Greenpeace in contempt for blocking the path of an Arctic drilling vessel trying to make its way from Portland, Oregon, to Alaska.

Protesters Block Shell Icebreaker From Leaving Portland

Jul 30, 2015
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A Shell icebreaking vessel headed to an oil drilling site in the Arctic attempted to leave Portland Thursday. But the ship turned around when it reached a blockade of protesters.

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The plight of greater sage grouse is at the top of mind for ranchers, conservationists and politicians across the West — so much so that one ranch in southeastern Oregon has put a wildlife biologist on its payroll.

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The King County prosecutor says he will no longer seek the death penalty in the trial of a former Carnation woman accused of killing her family on Christmas Eve 2007.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg explained the decision Wednesday in the state's case against Michele Anderson.

Greenpeace Protesters Dangle From Portland Bridge

Jul 29, 2015
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Greenpeace activists are hanging from the St John’s Bridge in Portland. They’re attempting to block passage of an Ice Breaker ship chartered by the Shell Oil Company. 

An Anchorage-based commuter airline is opening a new hub in Portland. Peninsula Airways, better known as PenAir, is a well-established Alaska carrier that only recently branched out to the Lower 48.

When it comes to watering your lawn during drought and wildfire season, what’s the sweet spot between water conservation and fire hazard?

Oregon Legal Pot Sales Begin October 1, Officially

Jul 29, 2015

Oregon marijuana dispensaries can begin selling marijuana as soon as October 1, under a law signed Tuesday by Governor Kate Brown.

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